Recently, Mrs. Tibe, Mrs. Curtis, and Mrs. Burgos took our students on blue and gold level to the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House and Museum for an educational field trip. While on this trip the students learned about Dr. Mudd’s wife Sarah Frances Dyer who was his childhood sweetheart. Dr. Mudd and Frank (Sarah’s nickname) had four children. They lived in the families plantation of 218 acres, one rood and 13 perches of land to which have remained in the same family for more than two centuries. Dr. Mudd was the doctor that took care of John Wilkes Booth leg when he got shot after he assassinated President Lincoln. Eventually, Dr. Mudd went to jail for conspiring with Mr. Booth on the assassination of Lincoln. The students ere then asked to write a journal entry on what they learned on the trip. Find a few responses below:

I learned that white people who were mostly wealthy had owned slaves. People who were white was the only ones that were able to free them from slavery. When babies were born, they wore a skirt because they weren’t potty trained. When they were potty trained, they wore pants and a shirt. When Dr. Mudd went to jail, his wife didn’t know what to do because all of the slaves were freed. Dr. Mudd and his wife had four children. He had 218 acres of land that his father gave him.

Dr. Samuel Mudd was born in Charles County Maryland. Mudd was the fourth of 10 children of Henry Lowe and Sarah Ann Reeves Mudd. He grew up on Oak Hill in his father’s tobacco plantation of several hundred acres, 30 miles ( 40 km) south-east of Washington D.C. and worked 89 slaves. At the age of 15, after several years of home tutoring, Mudd went off.

Long story short, we all went to Dr. Mudd’s house. He was a doctor, a plantation owner, and a slave owner. He had a wife and nine children. He was also a part of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. They said he was helping the man Booth escape from the union. He was at Dr. Mudd’s house a couple of times before the attack. It was said they planned it out.

Samuel Alexander Mudd was an American Physician who was imprisoned for conspiring with John Wilkes Booth in the assassination of Lincoln. On their escape from Washington, John Wilkes Booth and David Harold arrived at Mudd’s house at 4:00 A.M. on April 15, 1865. Mudd used his medical kit to treat Booth’s broken leg and let the two sleep in his house. John Wilkes Booth was a famous American actor who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford Theater in Washington D.C. on April 14, 1865.

Dr. Mudd was one of the eight people to be arrested during the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. It’ crazy to think that the 16th president of the United States of America was killed. He was shot at a play over at Washington D.C.
Dr. Mudd was sentenced to life in prison for lying to the police and for helping the criminal with his wounded leg. Dr. Mudd was released out of prison because of “reasons.” He died before his wife at the age of 40+ years old.

Mudd was born in Charles County, Maryland. Mudd was the fourth of 10 children of Henry Lowe and Sarah Ann Reeves Mudd. He grew up on Oak Hill, his father’s plantation of several hundreds of acres, 30 miles southeast of Washington D.C., and worked by 89 slaves. Mudd went off to boarding school at St. Johns Literary Institute.